I did my first public adventure a few weeks ago in Vegas. I know its probably a more accepting place than others but I definitely felt the stress. We went primarily to see Nine Inch Nails, and my ex (trying to work things out) advised I go to the show in the heels. It wasn't an option considering I like to mosh. She did however gave me the courage to walk a small amount in the streets, then we settled to gambling and had drinks on the gaming floor. I was stressed. She encouraged me to go through the elevator to the garage and warm up. It helped after a cigarette and the clicking of the heels gave me a confidence boost. I wish I took pictures. After awhile I was walking natural, sipping margaritas. I am very anxious to do it again....dont remember why we split in the first place. I wore black strappy Jessica Simpson stilettos.